People like collecting. It's probably is connected back to our ancestors' hunter/gatherer days.
These days, we collect all sorts of of things. For some it's shoes, for others it's figurines. A lot of people have grandmothers who collected spoons or plates, or uncles that collected coins and stamps. There's even someone who collects computer viruses.
While some people are definitely hoarders, the displays that make up the MOV's new exhibition are comprised of "serious" enthusiasts who collect their obsession(s) with intent.
ALL together NOW: Vancouver Collectors & Their Worlds features 20 rare, beautiful and unconventional collections. There's artificial eye balls and prosthetics, corsets and drag queen costumes, pinball machines and juke boxes. These are not your typical collections!
The following images have been shared by visitors of the exhibition, illustrating just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the thousands of objects on display.
So many toys! Sesame Street, Pokemon, vintage, you name it! So much fun to go through All Together Now @museumofvan with the kids. Everybody has something they collect. #atmov #toys #actionfigures #pokemon #sesamestreet #oscarthegrouch #vintagetoys #somany #vanierpark #kits #westside #vancouverisawesome #vancouver #bc